The Evening Leader

Riders earn top places at home meet


From staff reports

The St. Marys track and field teams held the first Rider Express meet at Grand Lake Health System Field.

The Roughrider­s boys and girls both finished in first place. The boys had 145 points, with Defiance second at 132. Also participat­ing were Linolnview (122), Fairbanks (109 1/2), Spencervil­le (64 1/2), New Knoxville (40) and Waite (34).

The Lady Roughrider­s finished with 156 1/2 points, just ahead of second-place Fairbanks (152 1/2). Third was Spencervil­le (130), followed by Defiance (110 1/2), New Knoxville (46) and Lincolnvie­w (43 1/2).


Braeden Hemmelgarn took the top spot in the 100m dash (11.80).

Brandon Bowers took first in the 110m hurdles (15.92) and was second in the 300 (42.25).

Taking first in the 800 was Seth Brandt (2:07.70).

Cole Hughes took seventh (55.79) in the 400, and Ray Walter was sixth in the 800 (2:16.42).

In the 1600, Tyler Birt finished second (4:48.40) with David Wermuth seventh (5:07.40).

Birt was also second in the 3200 (10:30.90).

Carson Engel was fifth in the 110m hurdles (17.80).

Kevin Perry was eighth in the 100 (12.39) and seventh in the 200 (24.67).

In field events, Dylan Giesige won the discus with a throw of 117 feet, 8 inches. Taking eighth was Zavier LeClairJoh­nson (99-10).

Ross Henschen took second in shot put (41-5 1/2) and LeClair-Johnson fourth (39-6 1/2).

Isaac Torsell cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault.

Bowers placed second in the high jump (6-0).

In the long jump, Hemmelgarn was second (19-5) and Jaikob Long was seventh (17-6 1/2).

Relay results:

4x100 -- 3rd (Ethan Rempe, Marcus McClain, Ross Henschen, Kevin Perry), 47.82

4x200 -- 4th (Carson Engel, McClain, Henschen, Perry), 1:39.09.

4x400 -- 2nd (Brandon Bowers, Cole Hughes, Braeden Hemmelgarn, David Wermuth), 3:40.10.

4x800 -- 3rd (Seth Brandt, Cole Hughes, Ray Walter, Tyler Birt), 8:51.25


Syerra Greber won the 100m dash, clocking in at 12.99 seconds.

Maria Jutte was first in the 800 (2:26.21) with Ellen Schloemer fourth (2:33.62).

Emma Freewalt was fifth (1:05.57) and Leah Brackman seventh (1:08.60) in the 400.

Jutte was second

(5:38.08) and Ellen Schloemer sixth (5:52.82) in the 1600m run.

In the 200, Greber was second (27.15) and Krista Ruppert took sixth (29.03).

Karlie Lucas (13:40.89) and Raeh Wehnes (14:00.30) were fifth and sixth in the 3200.

In the 100m hurdles, Gabby Keller was second (18.28) and Jewel Niekamp (18.62) was sixth.

Lily Rammel was eighth in the 100m dash (14.07).

Ella Jacobs ran fifth in the 300 hurdles (52.22) and Keller was seventh (54.30).

In the field events, Amelia Ankerman was first in long jump (1510), with Darcie Liming sixth (13-10).

Megan Young won the pole vault at 9 feet. Kera Dorsten tied for fifth (7-0).

Kaci Anthony was fourth (86-8) and Shalynn Liette fifth (84-3) in discus. In the shot put, it was Anthony second (33-5 1/2) and Liette fourth (30-1 1/2).

Ella Jacobs (4-10) was fifth and Reghan Puthoff (4-6) was eighth

in the high jump. Relay results

4x100 -- 2nd (Ella Jacobs, Lily Rammel, Amelia Ankerman, Syerra Greber), 52.42

4x200 -- 2nd (Jacobs, Rammel, Ankerman, Greber), 1:50.30

4x400 -- 4th (Jutte, Gracelyn Johns, Ellen Schloemer, Emma Freewalt), 4:18.14.

4x800 -- 3rd (Ankerman, Ellen Schloemer, Maria Jutte, Karlie Lucas), 10:35.19.


For New Knoxville’s girls, Avery Henschen won the discus with a throw of 125 feet, 2 inches.

Caroline Leffel finished third in the 400m dash (1:02.97).

Brynn Egbert was seventh in the 100 (13.90).

In the 200, Leffel was third (28.21) and Egbert took fourth (28.37).

Melisa Waterman was fifth in the 100m hurdles (18.52) and ninth in the 300 (56.14).

In other field events, Waterman was fourth in the high jump (4-10).

Topp was third in shot put (31-7) and eighth in discus (79-0). Rylee Ott finished 13th in shot put (20-10 1/2).

For the boys, Jay Schroeder took third in the 300 hurdles (43.57) and seventh in the 110m hurdles (18.31).

Ashton McMurray was second in the 200m dash (23.81), third in the 400 (53.36) and sixth (12.31) in the 100.

In the 800, Noah Holland was ninth (2:23.71) and Kaleb Putman 10th (2:29.72).

Putman (5:31.30) and Elijah Lammers (5:55) were 12th and 13th in the 1600.

Xander Roby finished 10th in the 200 (26.67).

Brayden Selhorst was 13th in the 100 (13.29), Josh Fledderjoh­ann was 13th in the 400 (1:04.21).

The 4x100m relay team of Selhorst, Waterman, Fledderjoh­ann and Schroder was seventh (50.28).

In the field events, Waterman was third in discus (115-1) and Lammers was 14th (54-6).

McMurray was fourth in the long jump (18-5 1/2) and Roby was 10th (16-5 1/2).

Parker Banner was seventh in shot put (344 1/2).

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